LOVE IN ACTION
Selfless Ambition is a response to crisis in our community.
The situation in our local schools is at a crisis point.
Did you know just 15-16% of African-American children in the Madison Schools can read or do math at grade level? Let’s face it … this reflects poorly on us as a community. We can’t let it go on. We’re condemning our children, the next generation, to bad jobs and little hope.
The statistics speak for themselves. 19.5% of students in our community live at-or-under the poverty line. A full 50% of African American students don’t graduate high school in 4 years, and nearly half of African American males have an encounter with law enforcement by the time their 18. Only 10% of Latinx students score college ready on their ACT.
At-risk kids are often too stressed to learn without nurturing one-on-one support. Make a kid feel valued and the world opens up.
Selfless Ambition is a faith-based, grass roots, charitable organization. We have set our sights on the reduction of the racial achievement gap in our local schools. We are working in partnership with the Madison Metropolitan School District, and Second Harvest of Southern Wisconsin to attack school performance issues in two ways; access to food and tutors.
This is how lives are changed.
Together, we can make a difference.